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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

While wintering at Fort Mandan (7 miles ESE of Stanton, North Dakota), the men are employed cutting the keelboat and pirogues out of the ice and preparing wood to make charcoal (coal wood).

From the journals...

we are informed of the arrival of a Band of Asniboins at the Villages with the Grand Cheif of those Tribes call the (Fee de petite veau) to trade

William Clark

Noàpeh. An Assiniboin Indian

Historic painting of an Indian in buckskin with fringe and blue cloth

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.